Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 4

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Amelanchier laevis  – Smooth Shadbush

Okay – so I said one photo – one day – but I did not specify that it had to be a photo I took that day, right?!   I just could not get out and shoot today due to a later work shift.  I’ve stuck to a similar theme as yesterday’s posting – early spring blooming plants here in Acadia.  Last year when I first arrived to start my season here at Acadia, the Amelanchier were blooming.  As with the Lady Slipper I pictured yesterday, the Amelanchier will be blooming here later this month.

The picture above was taken on May 19th of 2018 along the Gorham Mountain trail in Acadia NP.   Shadbush is one of my all time favorite native shrubs and a welcome sight in early spring.  I love, love, love this plant.  It has several common names and is often called Juneberry due to the ripe berries in early summer used for jams, jellies and pies.  I cannot wait for these shrubs to start blooming this year and I will be sure to post a current picture later in the month!  There were many clumps of Amelanchier along the trail including some with a beautiful ocean backdrop as pictured below.  It’s fun to look over last year’s photographs to remind me of what I have to look forward to this month!

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